Archive for January 2014

American Legion Post to help parish Vets

Jan 31st, 2014 | By

Military veterans in and around St. Bernard are invited to a special service session at the Old Glory Post 425, 2600 VFW Lane Chalmette next week. National and State headquarters staff from The American Legion will be in town to discuss veteran’s benefits and service to the community. All active duty, National Guard, Reserve and […]



New restoration ideas goal of design contest

Jan 31st, 2014 | By

Eight teams of engineers and scientists from around the world recently gathered in New Orleans to discuss the Mississippi River— specifically from English Turn to Head of Passes. They are competitors in Changing Course, a private sector design challenge. Its goal is to explore new approaches to utilize the river’s water and sediment in coastal […]



Parish braces for winter storm, emerges unscathed

Jan 31st, 2014 | By
Parish braces for winter storm, emerges unscathed

St. Bernard Parish officials were grateful to residents for heeding their cautions regarding the winter storm that fell upon Greater New Orleans on Tuesday. “People did a remarkable job in following our suggestions,” said Parish President Dave Peralta, who declared a state of emergency for the parish after consulting with the National Weather Service. The […]



Swan River Yoga in Arabi celebrates anniversary

Jan 24th, 2014 | By
Swan River Yoga in Arabi celebrates anniversary

The Swan River Community Center celebrated its third anniversary Thursday night in their studio at 7011 St. Claude, #213. Co-founder Haiyan Khan has been using the space to teach yoga classes on a donation-only basis since he and fellow co-founder Keith Porteous opened it in 2011. The studio was founded on the premise that teachers […]



Sister Dot says goodbye

Jan 24th, 2014 | By
Sister Dot says goodbye

Our Lady of Prompt Succor (OLPS) held a special retirement ceremony for Sister Dorothy “Dot” Maniscalco on January 16. Sister Dot served OLPS from 1979 until the end of 2013, when she decided to retire due to declining health issues. During Sister Dot’s time at OLPS, she helped the school earn several awards. In 1996, […]



Participate in the Irish Italian Isleños Parade April 6

Jan 24th, 2014 | By

The St. Bernard Irish Italian Isleños Parade is currently filling slots for princesses, sponsors, floats and riders in preparation for their 13th annual parade on April 6. The parade currently has 36 floats signed up, but the parade’s President, Chad O’Neil, is hoping to add another few to the schedule. Princesses, aged 11 through 17, […]



Nunez to host Annual Foundation Gala Jan 25

Jan 17th, 2014 | By

The Nunez Community College Foundation will host its annual fundraising Gala on Saturday, January 25, on the college grounds, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. In a climate of major budget cuts to higher education, the Gala is a vital fundraising event for the college: All proceeds directly support Nunez students and programs by providing, for […]



Council returns to original home

Jan 17th, 2014 | By
Council returns to original home


Adams to compete in Softball Factory All-America Pre-Season Tournament

Jan 17th, 2014 | By
Adams to compete in Softball Factory All-America Pre-Season Tournament

St. Bernard, LA Local athlete Payton Adams has been selected to compete in the 2014 Softball Factory All-America Pre-Season Tournament, powered by Under Armour. Payton was hand-picked by the Softball Factory scouting staff as a Pre-Season All-American following her strong performance at the Advanced Training and Competition at the World Cup in July 2013. The […]



The St. Bernard Voice turned 124 last weekend

Jan 17th, 2014 | By
The St. Bernard Voice turned 124 last weekend

Saturday, January 11, marked the 124-year anniversary of The St. Bernard Voice’s founding by William F. Roy in 1890 as a one-page paper. The paper remained in the Roy family for three generations until Roy’s grandson, Edwin M. Roy Jr. (known to most as Mr. Roy) sold the business in 2008 to current publishers Norris […]